Plastavfall på nordnorsk strand. Foto: Bo Eide
Plastavfall på nordnorsk strand. Foto: Bo Eide


Arctic communities are at the heart of sustainable development of the blue economy, pastoralism, tourism, mineral and energy extraction, transport and urban planning.
Nordland Research Institute has a broad project portfolio focusing on societal transformation to low-emission society.

More than 20 researchers work across a wide range of disciplines (political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, economics, technology, ecology) to address key challenges connected to area management, adaptation to climate change, scientific controversies, ontological security, circular economy and green innovation. Empirical investigations take often place in northern communities, but with close links to global environmental problems and international research networks. The group has conducted research on several continents, particularly in Russia, Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Svalbard and northern Scandinavia.
Researcher II, part-time post
Researcher II
Researcher II
Research Professor
Researcher II, part-time post
Research Professor
Researcher II, part-time post
Researcher II, part-time post
Researcher II
Forsker II
Research assistant
  • Foto: Adam Sébire / Climate Visuals

    Forty-five scientists recently met in Bremen, Germany, to discuss the future of Arctic fjords and the communities around them. But the researchers' most important task is listening to local people of the North.

  • Foto: Karoline O.A. Pettersen

    Several new, large projects have increased the need for researchers in the north. Nordland Research Institute currently has several vacancies. Your dream job may be within reach if you are passionate about sea or welfare research. In the last two years, Nordland Research Institute has hired 20 new employees, and more will come.

  • Polar landscape

    The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) are pleased to confirm that planning for the 5th International Polar Year (IPY) in 2032-33 has started.


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